သဘာ၀ဓါတ္ေငြ. ကမာၻ.ေပါက္ေစ်းမွာ တစ္ေထာင္ ကုဗမီတာလွ်င္ ၁၇၀ ေဒၚလာခန္.ရွိသျဖင့္ ၂ ကုဗဘီလီယံ ကုဗေပ အတြက္ တစ္ေန.လွ်င္ ျမန္မာမွ ေဒၚလာ ၁၀ သန္းခန္. ရရွိမည္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ျမန္မာေတြမလိမၼာလွ်င္ ပိုက္ဆံ ေတြ ရန္ျဖစ္တာနဲ.ကုန္မည္။
Thailand seen buying more natural gas from Myanmar
Songpob Polchan, Director-General of the Department of Mineral Fuels, said Thailand was now using about 1.1 billion cf/d of natural gas, accounting for 25 percent of the country's 4 billion cf/d energy demand, mostly for power generation.
Thailand has been talking with neighbouring countries including Myanmar and Cambodia to seek more cooperation in petroleum exploration and production.
It is seeking more concessions for petroleum exploration for its top energy firm PTT Pcl and Thai Energy Minister Pichai Naripthanphan, who accompanied Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during a December 18-20 visit to former British colony, is meeting with Burmese Energy Minister to discuss potential oil deals.
State-controlled PTT group has expressed interest in investing in three petroleum blocks, one onshore and two offshore MD7 and MD8, in Myanmar.
PTT's subsidiary, PTT Exploration and Production Pcl , has said it wants to join bids for 2-3 blocks of the total 18 to be opened by Myanmar government.
Songpob said cost for a deep sea petroleum exploration was usually very high with an estimate of up to 2-3 billion baht ($64-96 million) per well while well exploration in the Gulf of Thailand could cost up to $3-5 million each.
PTTEP, a flagship in the upstream petroleum exploration business of PTT, has about 40 oil and gas exploration and development projects now.
It has four projects in Myanmar and is a minority partner in the Yetagun and Yadana gas developments.
Myanmar natural gas accounts for about 30 percent of Thailand's consumption, mostly in power generation.
Hopes of economic reforms and foreign investment opportunities are running high three weeks after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's landmark visit.